Apr 09

Join me at GITPRO World Conference 2016

I will be presenting at GITPRO World Conference 2016 on April 23rd.

Creating Fun with Wearables, IoT, & MQTT

The purpose of this talk is to inspire an exploration of creativity utilizing the skills you already have and maybe some new ones to create and have fun doing it.  This is a 30 minute talk that is designed for all skill levels.  So if you are new to Wearables and IoT or an old pro just looking for new ways to think about things this talk is for you.

During this talk I will be presenting an interactive experience with a one of a kind wearable and discuss how I turned the wearable into an IoT device using MQTT.  I will discuss the path I traveled to create something new and how you can do the same thing.  This talk will also explore how to use your expanded skill sets in your projects.  

Explore, Create, & Play…Start today.

To register for this conference please visit the even site: GITPRO World Conference

GITPRO World Conference 2016

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Jan 09

Would you wear Google Glass if it looked like this?

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LAS VEGAS — Of all the problems with Google Glass, the biggest one was social acceptance. No matter what they did for you, the device simply looked too dorky for the vast majority of the public to consider wearing.

But what if it had looked almost exactly like a regular pair of glasses? That’s the dream of smart glasses, and companies like ODG and Vuzix have been working toward that goal for years. There’s been progress, but there hasn’t been a smart-glass concept that addresses what consumers ostensibly want: A device that looks like a regular pair of glasses.

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Jan 06

DigiLens helmet adds augmented reality view for motorcyclists

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While companies like Microsoft are showing off augmented reality tools like the HoloLens, which is designed for stationary users, a company called DigiLens has just unveiled a kind of mobile AR tool that motorcyclists will soon be able to use to navigate the road

At first glance, the easiest way to describe the device is as “Google Glass for motorcycle helmets,” except the viewing lens is significantly larger

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DigiLens’ device magnetically fastens itself to the rider’s helmet, just in front of the eye, delivering real-time updates on information including traffic warnings, fuel usage, speed and engine functions. The outside world data streamed into the lens is culled from a 360-degree view of traffic and road conditions around the biker Read more…

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Dec 28

4 exciting Australian startups to watch in 2016

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2015 was a big year for Australian startups — the government decided it wanted an “ideas boom,” announcing a A$1.1 billion (US$799 million) innovation fund, and Sydney-based software darling Atlassian went public in a big way.

Startup fever has hit Australia, and 2016 should be just as eventful. Here are 4 startups — some big, some up-and-coming — to keep an eye on in the new year.

1. Canva

It’s been a bumper year for Sydney-based graphic design startup CanvaFounded in 2012 by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams, Canva this year claimed 5 million users who have created more than 35 million designs on the platform. Read more…

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Dec 28

This is what Google Glass 2.0 looks like

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Google’s not done with Google Glass just yet. We finally have our first look at what the rebooted augmented reality glasses will look like. Spoiler alert: Not very different.

The first images of Google Glass 2.0 have appeared online courtesy of documents posted to the Federal Communications Commission website.

The augmented reality glasses shown in the images are reportedly for the Google Glass “Enterprise Edition,” the rebooted version of Glass being worked on by Tony Fadell and his team

Whereas the original Google Glass “Explorer Edition” was aimed at consumers, the Explorer Edition is designed to help in the workplace. As previously reported, the new version of Google Glass has a larger glass prism, a faster Intel Atom processor, 5GHz Wi-Fi for more bandwidth-intensive tasks such as video streaming, and a more rugged and waterproof design. Read more…

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Dec 02

Buying a smartwatch as a gift this holiday? Here’s what to get

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The smartwatch market is still in its infancy, and as tech companies and traditional watchmakes alike scramble to capture the interest of would-be buyers, consumers have almost too many options

Do you opt for the high-priced wrist candy advertised by Apple as the Tiffany of wearable tech, or do you wade into the world of a hundred notifications and apps that typify Android-powered devices? The choices can be daunting, especially if you’re rushing to get a holiday gift for the techie in your life

But fear not: The following is all you need to know about buying a smartwatch in late 2015. Read more…

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Dec 01

Google Glass could come back with a less intrusive, flexible design

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The next iteration of Google Glass could get a whole new look.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Google a patent on Nov. 24 for a “wearable device with input and output structures” that could be Glass’ redesign.

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An illustration in the patent, above, shows a snake-like device that only occupies one side of the face. It looks like it rests on one ear, and the display extends to the front, hovering above the eye. The patent says the band is adjustable for each user and can maintain that configuration for later use. Read more…

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Nov 24

Google shows it’s serious by making its most ambitious projects pay for themselves

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Google is about to make its famous moonshot projects a little more grounded.

Alphabet, the newly created parent company for Google, is planning to make its most ambitious — and some would say unrealistic — divisions more fiscally responsible by requiring them to pay for “backoffice” corporate necessities like recruiting, finance and marketing rather than simply mooching those services off the mothership. The move was first reported by reportThe Wall Street Journal

Google, er, Alphabet (we’re still getting used to this too) have a range of standalone moonshot companies, including Google X, a secretive lab that previously developed projects like self-driving cars and Google Glass, and Google Life Sciences, for ambitious healthcare research Read more…

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Oct 30

Officially cleared of False DMCA takedown by Lionsgate

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I finally received an official notice from google that my little corner of the internet has been restored to the Google search index. It never feels nice to be falsely accused of something. It is a small victory in that there should also be consequences for Lionsgate filing false DMCA notices and interfering with the freedom of speech.

If you want to read more about what led up to this post Moargeek wrote a nice piece http://moargeek.com/2015/10/23/how-a-lionsgate-dmca-filing-blocked-one-small-website-from-google/

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Sep 17

Google Glass, formerly Project Glass, is now reportedly called Project Aura

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Google’s smart glasses just can’t keep a name. The project, initially called Project Glass, was subsequently renamed to Google Glass, and is now called Project Aura, according to multiple reports.

According to Business Insider, whose report was confirmed by The Wall Street Journal, Project Aura started in June, with Google hiring electronics experts from Amazon’s research division, Lab126, to revive the Glass project

Aura should result in a next-generation Glass, but other wearables are also a possibility. The Aura team will work hand in hand with several other research groups within Google, including those behind Project Soli and Google Cardboard Read more…

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